8 BEST EVER WRITING TIPS. 1. Write a shitty first draft. -Anne Lamott 2. Write the slow parts fast and the fast parts slow. -Lee Child 3. Books aren't written - they re rewritten. Including your own. -Michael Crichton 4. Write what disturbs you, what you fear, what you have not been willing to speak about. Be willing to be split open. -Natalie Goldberg. 5. Every sentence must do one of two things: Reveal character or advance the action. -Kurt Vonnegut 6. Protect the time and space in which you write. Keep everybody away from it... -Zadie Smith 7. If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: Read a lot and write a lot. -Stephen King 8. try to leave out the parts people skip. -Elmore Leonard